Monti in as candidate for IMF

EU competition commissioner Mario Monti has been put forward as a possible candidate to head the International Monetary Fund, according to a report.

France is opposed to Spain placing both the IMF candidate and the next European Central executive board member, named Thursday.

A French diplomat at the European summit confirmed Monti has been presented as the Italian candidate after Italy's prime minister Berlusconi told journalists on Thursday that he had an "exceptional" nominee, according to

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